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dc.contributor.authorHerr, Annikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchmitz, Hendriken_US
dc.contributor.authorAugurzky, Borisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T15:11:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-12T15:11:47Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-86788-146-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/29917-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates cost and profit efficiency of German hospitals. More specifically, it deals with the question how hospital efficiency varies with ownership, patient structure,and other exogenous factors, which are neither inputs nor outputs of the production process. We conduct a Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) on a multifaceted administrative German dataset combined with the balance sheets of 374 hospitals for the years 2002 to 2005.The results indicate that private (for-profit) and (private) non-profit hospitals are on average less cost efficient but more profit efficient than publicly owned hospitals.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aRWI |cEssenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aRuhr economic papers |x132en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.jelL33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordHospital efficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordownershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordstochastic frontier analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordprofit functionen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenhausen_US
dc.subject.stwKrankenhauskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwEigentümerstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDoes Higher Cost Inefficiency Imply Higher Profit Inefficiency? - Evidence on Inefficiency and Ownership of German Hospitalsen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609093711en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:rwirep:132-

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